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'''Janelle Monáe Robinson''' (born December 1, 1985), known professionally as '''Janelle Monáe''' (), is an American musical recording artist and actress, signed to Bad Boy Records, Wondaland Arts Society, and Atlantic Records. After making a mark with her first unofficial studio album, ''The Audition (album)|The Audition'', she debuted publicly with a conceptual Extended play|EP titled ''Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase)'', which peaked at number 115 on the Billboard 200|''Billboard'' 200 in the United States. In 2010, Monáe released her first full-length studio album, ''The ArchAndroid'', a concept album sequel to her first EP; it was released by Bad Boy Records. This album received critical acclaim and garnered a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album|Best Contemporary R&B Album nomination at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. The song "Tightrope (Janelle Monáe...
Birth nameJanelle Monáe Robinson
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Birth placeKansas City, Kansas, U.S.
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active2003–present
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